What matters most in life?
So many people stride to buy more and more things, to engage more and more services to save time (yeah, right!), and to do the chores they really don't like doing.
In the big picture, the memories that trigger love and peace and joy, become the moments you treasure. Those moments - those people, those experiences - allow you to repeat each precious experience.
After all, your mind cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. So each recollected moment restores the same physical and emotional feelings you had when the event first occurred.
A while back I gathered my memories - all the people, events, and my own precious treasures - into the book you see at the top of this post. Creating the book fed my Spirit as all that really matters to me washed through and over me.
I uploaded my project to Shutterfly (other services offer similar products) and, for a nominal fee they created a beautiful book that I can hold in my hand, that sits in my bedroom or in my office, or in my living room.
Each time I spot the book my face breaks into the smile you see on the cover photo above. Ah, and my heart floods with warm love.
I highly recommend creating a permanent memory for yourself.
Not only will your creation grant you an unmatched priceless treasure for you but will also allow your family - especially generations to come - to know who you were and what mattered most to you.
To get you started read this piece, by Charles Schultz, the creator of Peanuts.
What Really Matters
The following is the philosophy of Charles, Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip and characters. You don't have to answer the questions.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award Winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
The point is none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second rate achievers. They're the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten.Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one.
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name a few people who love you regardless of your achievements.
4. Think of a few people who made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care.
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia.
I figured you may want to post this where you can see it. So I made a PDF for you to download. To access it NOW click in the box on What Really Matters
Definitely share this post with friends and family. Let them know what they mean to you!